Why Your Hair Isn't Growing!

You've made the commitment to go natural, you've bought all the products, watched a million youtube videos (literally a million) to help you on your natural haircare journey. It's been months even years but your hair still hasn't shown any significant growth and you are one shopping trip away from buying that relaxer. Not so fast! Here are some hair deadly sins you could be committing that is keeping your hair from achieving those inches you are looking for.

Heat Over Exposure 

We put this one at the top of the list because this one is a biggie. If you are constantly putting heat to your head then you are stopping your hair growth process in a major way. Excessive blow-drying, flat ironing and pressing the hair can result in dry brittle hair, heat damage and breakage. Try using low manipulation styles that you can wear for an extensive amount of time without causing too much stress on the hair follicles. Using products like our Shea Moisture Cream and Mango Butter Pomade are perfect or adding daily moisture to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.


 Bad Hair Care Tools

This is one that is majorly overlooked, using poor hair tools like small toothed combs and incorrect brushes for your hairs texture can play a big role in your hairs condition. Fractured bobby pins and hair ties that have no soft outer layer can rip, snag and cause major damage to your hair. Try using items like our Flex Detangler Brush that has adjustable comb widths which allows give when you are brushing your hair.

Bad Eating & Drinking Habits
It’s just as important to make sure that what your putting in your body is as nutrient rich as what you put on your hair. Not getting enough water daily is a major reason your hair may be dry and brittle hair and more prone to split ends and breakage. Feeding your follicles with lots of fruits and vegetables to promote growth and reduce the chance of breakage is something you should strive to do especially if you are wanting major length. If you just can't seem to get that water intake our Vegan Bamboo Hair, Skin & Nail Pills can provide the daily boost you need to promote growth and provide nutrients that your hair is lacking!


You Need A Trim
One of the best things you can do for your hair is maintain getting regular trims. I know this can be painful especially when you may be just starting to see some growth but getting regular trims eliminates those nasty split ends and damage that lead to breakage that ultimately leads to dead hair that breaks off resulting in lack of growth. Every three to four months is what we recommend but everyone is different depending on how you treat your hair in-between trims. If you just can't seem to make it to the hair salon try using our Organic Growth Oil on your ends as much as needed in the meantime to help keep ends moisturized and prevent as little splitting as possible.



Lack of moisture

 All textured hair needs moisture, that also depends on what hair type you have, that can determine your hairs porosity and how often it needs to be moisturized. This is one of the most key reasons for hair breakage and why your hair may be suffering daily. Even if you have moisturized in the morning some textures may have to be moisturized multiple times a day to keep it soft, flexible and manageable. If you are guilty of not adding moisture to your hair stop what your doing and and do it right now! Shop our Shea Butter Moisture Cream to give your hair the moisture it needs! 

If none of these tips seem to help there may be an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. Make sure that these healthy hair habits are not done sporadically but consistent and you should see your hair begin to improve in as little as one month. To shop our entire haircare collection head to Oh! Natural Beauty site and see what products work best for you!